Healthcare Career Matchmaker

See how you match up against 56 healthcare careers worth considering

Sources & disclosures


The list of occupations contains 56 professions that either appear in the “Healthcare” and “Healthcare Support” sections of the Occupational Classification or have a tangible connection to the healthcare sector. The list deliberately does not include the occupations that require a professional medical degree.


Description, number of people employed in occupation and median salary were taken from Occupational Statistics, O*NET Online; Retrieved November 29, 2016

Occupation scores on descriptive attributes were taken from: Occupational Interests Database, O*NET Online; Retrieved November 29, 2016

Typical entry-level education for each occupation was obtained from BLS Education and Training Series; Retrieved November 29, 2016

Estimated future growth for each occupation was taken from Occupational Growth Projections, BLS Employment Projections 2014-2024; Retrieved November 29, 2016

“How to get started” sections for each occupation were adapted from Occupational Outlook Handbook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Retrieved November 29, 2016

Numbers for total employed in occupation were taken from the BLS National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, May 2015; Retrieved November 29, 2016


Salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries, and employment conditions in your area may vary.

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